Grateful Dead Live at Springfield Civic Center on 1985-03-25
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Pitch corrected AUD
Lineage: Nak 300 mics, Phil's side, next to board, -> Sony D5,
-> HHb 850 -> SHN -> Schlisseltronics -> SHN
- 2004-03-31 11:33:40
- Nak 300's > Sony D5 > HHb 850 > SHN > Schlisseltronics > SHN
- Springfield, MA
- Audience - Nak 300's
- Transferred by
- Tommy Danscuk and Steve Barbella
- Springfield Civic Center
Subject: Someone fell off the nearby parking garage 3-4 stories up
Does anyone know anything about this? Who was it? Did he live?
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Subject: Happy 30th 3/25/85
Subject: Birdsong Straight from Jerry
As my title reads, during the "swinging" chord intro of Birdsong, Jerry had a big fat grin on his face staring at me(!)...as I was attempting to remain comfortable on the "squished" gen adm floor. I'm sure Jerry knew and was telling me to R-E-L-A-X. Well I did and had a great time along with the rest of the smallish crowd.
Agreed Sugaree is awesome (the best though --hmmmmm???)....but the jam in Let it Grow is on fire (probably the best I've heard), and a great 1st set ender. The second set for me takes off during space through Good Lovin'. Very good '85 intensity!
Overall a very nice show with some real gems, but the night before was overall more solid IMHO.
As for this recording? WOW!!! I wish the music always sounded so "full"....and still felt like you're in the audience. Better sounding than first night.
PS --I saw Phil eating KFC out of a bucket behind his rack just before coming on stage! Must've been running late!!!
Subject: birdsong too
Subject: Too bad :(
This is an excellent recording but their playing does it no justice. Really, quite a shame.
It's so rare to get exceptional auds that when the music doesn't jibe it just plain ruins it.
So sad. I wanted to dl this too.
Subject: Good Show
Subject: sounds good/can't download!
Subject: Best Sugaree ever
Subject: Best of 85
Subject: Fantastic sounding and outstanding list!!!
Subject: Speed Metal
Let it Grow is is a tutorial in fiendish. If it wasn't the Dead, you'd be pretty scared. They might even have given themselves the willies.
Subject: One of my Fav's from Spring 85
Solid 4 on the show.
4.5 for another great aud.
Subject: Thank God for this Site
I was at this show, and during the third solo of Sugaree my friend and I just looked at one another and we knew what we were thinking...the coolest moment of any show I've seen.
Listen to this one - it will curl your hair, even if you're bald now like me. The rest of the show is good as well and this is a great AUD recording.
Subject: Rip is right
Subject: Sick AUD/Intense!
this source is better than the board! the board pitch is waaaaay too fast in the first set, and this is just as clean as it gets, with a SMOKING jack straw>sugaree>rooster....listen to the crowd get wild...
what a sick 1-2-3 opener. INTENSE!!!!....arguably one of the best sugaree's ever!
please get this...You are forewarned though. if you listen to this while driving, you will be compelled to FLOOR IT!!!!!!!
Enjoy this great AUD
Subject: Great Show, Great Aud Recording
This tape however will not fall under that catagory. THIS AUD RECORDING IS GREAT AND EXCITING!! You won't have to bend an ear or work hard to hear the great music from this show!!
Since the SBDs have been left only as a streaming format for us. I have been exploring these Gems of AUD tapes, every once in a while I will find one that just kicks-ass, this is one of those recordings!! Not only is the recording clear, spacious, right up front, the Drums are strong and have bounce, But the band is playing very well! I agree that this Sugaree is very powerful, Jerry's guitar is so clear and tight. Also check out Birdsong and Jack Straw. the 2nd set opens with Help>Slip>Franklins nice version, also check out the snappy Eyes, a bit speedy, but still very enjoyable and nice to hear quick licks from Jerry, clocks in at over 9 mins, can you recognize the little jam at the end, maybe Beatles, not sure.....haha... and finally a great China Doll!! Jerry's guitar jumps out of the speakers and seeps into you mind, and like a warm colorful flower, blooms. Vocals are very nice...
I was at this show, and saw the majority of my 350+ shows through 79-87... many people have opinions about the early eighties... Compared to the the 60's-70's, it's no contest, they dead played so differently in the 60's & 70's and were on that exploratory plane, it's almost apples to oranges to compare the different eras. I love 60's & 70's Dead, however because of my age, I was to young for shows in those days...What they were doing in the eighties was still far better than anything else out there on the Rock and Roll market. And quite Frankly, IMHO an excellent all around musical experience, The Best!! Of Course Jerry had some tough nights, but overall, no complaints from me, I'd do it all over again and even more if I had the chance! Thank you Jerry!!
If you're digging Auds, download this, it's really good!!
Subject: Hot show/ outstanding audience recording
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